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Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine

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A form of tuberculosis vaccine. B.C.G. was first produced in 1906 and subcultured for 13 years. It was first used as a prophylactic against tuberculosis in children in 1921.


  • L. C. A. Calmette, C. Guérin, Benjamin Weill-Hallé (1875-1958), A. Bouquet, L. Nègre, Wilbert, Marcel Léger (1878-1934) and Turpin:
    Essai d'immunisation contre l'infection tuberculeuse.
    Bulletin de l'Académie de médecine, Paris, 1924, 3sér., 91: 787-796.
    Revue de la tuberculose, Paris, 1924, 5: 481-491.

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